HPU Awards Peterson Scholarship to Junior Sales Major

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 28, 2016 – High Point University junior Lauren Sanchez, a sales major with a concentration in furniture and a visual merchandising minor from Silver Spring, Maryland, is the recipient of the Bill and Bonnie Peterson Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students in the HPU School of Art and Design […]

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Students Awarded Start-up Funds at Annual Elevator Pitch Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 28, 2016 – High Point University celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 14-18 with a variety of activities for students, including an opportunity to win start-up funds for their business plans. The HPU Entrepreneurship Center hosted speakers such as Nadia Shirin Moffett, former Miss North Carolina USA 2010 and Founder and Executive Director of […]

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HPU Faculty Recognized for Research and Innovation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 18, 2016 – Members of the High Point University community frequently conduct, publish and share research and creative works in a variety of ways. Below is a recap of research initiatives from the past month.   Exercise Science Professor Presents Research on the Culture of Eating Dr. Tony Kemerly, professor of […]

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HPU Theatre Presents “Curtains”

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 17, 2016 – Tonight is opening night for High Point University’s latest theater production, “Curtains,” a murder mystery musical with a book by Rupert Holmes. Performances will be held through the weekend at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 17-19 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 20 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth […]

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Student Honored for Community Service

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 10, 2016 – High Point University student Ebony Gillette has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement. Gillette is a recipient of the network’s Community Impact Award, honoring one student leader at […]

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Students Featured in 2016 Juried Photo Biennial

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 8, 2016 – For the final week, the works of seven High Point University students will be on display in the 2016 Juried Photo Biennial gallery at the Center for Visual Arts in Greensboro. Seven students were accepted into the gallery through a statewide competition for college students, where their submitted […]

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Local Children Learn STEM Concepts at HPU’s Community Lego Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 7, 2016 – High Point University’s School of Education was transformed into a Lego Learning Lab over the weekend. Over 800 local children and parents enjoyed engineering competitions, machine building, robotics and Lego storytelling. This free annual event provides an opportunity for children in kindergarten through eighth grade to experience STEM […]

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Access to Innovators

This story is featured in the Fall 2016 edition of the HPU Magazine. HPU students are granted access to global innovators, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. As Wozniak begins his role as “Innovator in Residence” at HPU, students come to know the genius behind Apple Computer as a mentor and a friend.   Mandy Engelman could […]

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HPU Announces New Hires

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 2, 2016 – High Point University welcomed five new faculty and staff members during the month of October. They are as follows:   Dr. S. Alex Marshall joins the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy as an assistant professor of basic pharmaceutical sciences. This is a newly created faculty position. He will […]

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UNC-TV to Air New Episodes of HPU’s ‘Access to Innovators’ Speaker Series

Three Specials Will Feature Prominent Women Leaders HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 27, 2016 – As part of an ongoing commitment to community enrichment, UNC-TV will air High Point University’s “Access to Innovators” speaker series at 10 p.m. on Thursdays in November and December. During each program, influential thought leaders, including former Secretary of State Dr. […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 25, 2016 – High Point University faculty and staff recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Business School Dean Named to Hospice Board Dr. Jim Wehrley, dean of the Earl N. Phillips School of Business, joined the Board of Directors for Hospice of the Piedmont. Hospice provides […]

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Students Gain Experience at High Point Furniture Market

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 24, 2016 – At the High Point Market, couches, coffee tables and bedroom sets are infinite. But, for the High Point University students who are working there, the experiences and lessons are priceless. Taking advantage of an opportunity that can only be found in the city of High Point, students majoring […]

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Business Professor Presents Research at International Conferences

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 21, 2016 – Dr. Tjai Nielsen, director of executive education and associate professor of management at High Point University, recently presented four research papers at two peer-reviewed international conferences. His research covered a variety of topics from transnational diaspora investment, to international business education, to body language, to team and organizational […]

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HPU Students Find Inspiration at WAGE Networking Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., DATE, 2016 – The Women and Gender Equity Leadership Project, known as WAGE, held a networking conference and luncheon today as part of alumni weekend. It attracted prominent speakers, including Patty Congdon and Tina Wilson of IBM, Rebecca Sykes, president of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation, and Shannon Vickery, director and […]

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